Half of Ukrainian citizens who fought in Donbas suffer discrimination, - International Organization for Migration

Source : 112 Ukraine

Researchers conducted a social survey, which showed that 50 percent of Ukrainians who returned from the frontlines face various sorts of dismissive attitude
10:56, 24 January 2020

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International Organization for Migration (IOM) found out that half of Ukrainians who fought in the Donbas conflict suffer from discrimination. This data is unveiled in the social survey, as Deutsche Welle reported. 

"50 percent of Ukrainians who fought in Donbas, face discrimination in the society upon returning home. Every third of those who had the job before the war lost it in spite of the legal procedure. And the incomes of their families are smaller than the average income in Ukraine", reads the survey released in Kyiv on January 23.  

The social scientists added that participants in Donbas conflict most commonly face the indifference of Ukrainian society, discrimination and poverty.

Related: One Ukrainian soldier wounded in Donbas over 24 hours

The conclusions are based on the poll conducted among 2,530 respondents in Kyiv, Lviv and Dnipropetrovsk regions. The survey was conducted in July-October 2019 and funded by the EU.

Recently, Olena Sorokina, one of the former prisoners of Russian militants in Donbas gave an interview to DW, in which she revealed the tough detention conditions.

Related: I never hid my pro-Ukrainian attitude, - ex-captive in Donbas


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